We've had some ups and downs with potty training and I could use some advice.
We had a few false starts with potty training over the last year, but in the past month, my now-three-year old has taken to it. She will take herself to potty to pee, stays dry during play/naps/overnight/etc, she poops on the potty - in most senses, this is going really well.
However, when she says she needs to pee and makes her way to the bathroom, she has always already gone a bit in her underwear. It's like the fact that she started peeing in her underwear is her cue that she "needs" to go. It's not a full-fledged accident - she just wets her underwear a bit, and then she holds it while she rushes like crazy to the bathroom...but it's enough that her underwear is definitely wet and we're changing them pretty much every time.
It's been going on for the last month or so...is this the sort of thing that kids work out eventually? Is there something different we should try? We have some "scheduled" potty times through the morning - like before breakfast, before snack, before rest, etc. and that seems to help some.
She's incredibly well hydrated, which I'm sure doesn't help her situation...so I think she legitimately has to pee often, and it probably is a pain to take a break all the time to take herself. Any suggestions that might help, or is this just the sort of thing that kids figure out with time? My older daughter didn't potty train until she was close to 4, and once it clicked it totally clicked - so I didn't go through any of this in between kind of stuff.
pea / 19 posts
Following. We are going through some potty training struggling ourselves.
apricot / 410 posts
@Art Mom: Potty training is about my least favorite kid thing...it’s gone so differently for both of my kids, and in some ways I’m pleasantly surprised this time around, but I’m also kind of over going through ten pairs of underwear a day!
At least it’s easy with being home now - I’m definitely not stressed accidents on the go!
pear / 1521 posts
My daughter did this for a long time. Not necessarily ever time but very often. She grew out of it eventually!!
And that’s awesome she’s dry overnight and naps already! We still have to do a nighttime diaper and she’s five
apricot / 410 posts
@petitenoisette: this is reassuring - thanks!
Yeah, the nighttime thing seems so different from kid to kid for when they’re able to make it through. I was shocked that my daughter’s dry for nighttime now - weeks ago, she was waking up soaked and such a full diaper.